10 Essential Musician-Owned Restaurants

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 3:31 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Word on the street is that rapper Wiz Khalifa wants to open a Nando’s chicken franchise in Los Angeles. The spicy poultry dishes are big in the UK, and Wiz is far from the first culinary-minded musician to run his own eatery. Check out these 10 rockin’ restaurants:     Wahlburgers New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg, evolving actor and former rapper Mark Wahlberg and their chef brother, Paul, joined forces to open this Boston haunt. The... READ MORE

Coachella Pro-Tips from a 15-Year Veteran

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts Coachella 2012. Photo by Melissa Bobbitt. The Internet is awash with tips for having the BEST COACHELLA EVER, from noshing on superlative grub to, erm, outsmarting narcs. All are valuable resources, but if you want to know the real Coachella, take it from me. I’ve attended EVERY YEAR SINCE 1999. That’s right. I was there the first time the Pixies played. I was there when A Perfect Circle was a new side project for Tool’s Maynard... READ MORE

Beyonce and the New Era of Music Videos

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music "Pretty Hurts" still courtesy Melina Matsoukas Where were you at the stroke of midnight EST on Friday, December 13, 2013? For once, us homebodies were rewarded for our introverted ways, gifted by one of the ultimate extroverts in pop. This generation will remember its exact location and emotion when it first saw Beyoncé's self-titled album. That's right: saw the album. As everyone and their grandma knows by now, Mrs. Carter stealthily released her fifth solo collection... READ MORE